Not equal opportunity mockers
Hollywood constantly has its thumb on the political scale.
Whether it’s late night talk show hosts, SNL, or sitcoms, the political pressure always heads in one direction:
Sunday’s episode of “Mad Men” — the popular drama about an ad agency in the 1960s — gave a nod to the current political scene, with one character taking a not-so-subtle jab at the father of 2012 Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.
Character Henry Francis, a Republican political aide who had worked for New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in previous seasons, is shown fielding a request for his new boss — strongly hinted to be New York City Mayor John Lindsay — to travel to Michigan to appear with then-Gov. George Romney.
“Well, tell Jim his honor’s not going to Michigan. Because Romney’s a clown and I don’t want him standing next to him,” Francis responds.
I can’t wait for the episode where they mock Obama’s father.
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“I can’t wait for the episode where they mock Obama’s father.”
Oh, how ’bout his grandparents and his mom? Doing a little riff on crypto-Commies in the 50s and 60s would be a LAUGH RIOT…!!!
One point they seem to have hinted at (and gotten right), Mitt is a member in good standing of the “cocktail party” gentlemanly, moneyed, middle-of-the-road (more like limosine liberal), paternalistic, big government republicans, just like Rockefeller, and his dad George Romney.
Those of us who remember ’68 (Kennedy-or-Humphrey vs. Romney-or-Rockefeller-or-Nixon) find ’12 to be depressing. True, Humphrey lost a close race, but the result was nothing to write home about.
They can’t help themselves. The left injects politics into EVERYTHING.
On Saturday night Fox’s episode of COPs two guys in Fl harassed a neighborhood woman with obscenities while walking her dog, she took the opportunity to chastise them for their vile comments and they continued to verbally assault her… she went home and told her BF and he went over there only to be chased with a knife and and a pipe… when the cops showed up these two knuckle heads claimed they were Standing Their Ground.
Fox also replayed the Simpson’s episode on Sunday that mocked the Tea Party.
They replayed Bill Moyers on PBS over the weekend.
Full Show: Standing Up For Democracy
March 29, 2012
Bill Moyers talks with activists about an initiative to open Americans’ eyes about income inequality. Moyers also delivers an essay on how the broadcasting industry has neglected its responsibility to the public.
Also had some guy from NASA on the news who declared the rash of nasty weather,,, err tornado’s are climate Change induced, so we’re all going to die unless we listen to Al Gore.
“…the rash of nasty weather,,, err tornado’s are climate Change induced…”
Totally, completely true. It is called “Spring”.
NO, the rash of tornadoes was effected by switch from El Nino in 2010 to La Nina in 2011-12.
These are normal cyclical weather patterns, the nutbag from NASA is trying to say they are enhanced, more severe by Climate Change.
He even tried to associate it with the harsh winter in Europe… hey, if the US is warmer and drier due to cyclical weather pattern the resultant evaporated moisture has to go somewhere.
In fact, the 2011 tornado season was at the time declared the deadliest season eva…
And NASA said there is no connection between weather induced tornadoes and climate change, I believe wattsupwiththat.com documented this admission.
Now they say that because “at this time period” in 2012 where there is four times as many, that NOW it is due to climate change
In 2011 they stated emphatically that weather is not climate… in 2012 they want you to believe that are the same.
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I would love it if the media mocked Romney as much as they mocked his challengers. He has been left untouched because of his position as the weakest opponent of Obama.
We don’t have HBO, never watched Mad Men, but I know the show is supposed to be some sort of high brow take on the early 60s. This particular story line sounds rather heavy-handed.
I no longer watch SNL, especially after what they did to Palin.
But before 2008, I never realised just how lefty they were, I wonder what they’re numbers are? I know I don’t watch their crap anymore, same goes for Jon Stewart, who I loved watching because of his skit on Bush. One of my conservative friend used to tell me, once Bush is out of office, Stewart’s ratings will plummet, because he only makes fun of one side, I didn’t believe my friend.
However, I have to say he was correct, I know I stopped watching Stewart when he refused to make fun of Barry, but had no problems making fun of any right leaning politicians.
Wasn’t it obvious after one or two episodes that Mad Men’s purpose is to undermine traditional values and make leftist hipsters feel better about themselves by creating a cartoonishly false image of the period in which it is set?
The last scene I could tolerate involved two children running out to show their mother that they had put plastic drycleaning bags over their heads and were “spacemen.” She was aghast – not because of the suffocation danger, but because the children might have wrinkled her clothes in taking them out of the bags.
Yep, everybody back then was racist, repressed, stupid, hypocritical and didn’t care about kids.
Interestingly, one of the top box-office movies this weekend, “WRATH OF THE TITANS”, may have had an unintended conservative message: that order is maintained by traditional values, personified by the gods; and that without these, chaos is unleashed.
Come on, that’s unfair. At the time the show is set, Obama’s parents were nobodies; certainly nobody in New York (where the show is set) would have heard of them. George Romney, on the other hand, was not just a public figure but a presidential candidate. It would be perfectly reasonable for an adulterous Rockefeller/Lindsey aide to call him a clown.